How can I zoom a PTZ camera to a place by selecting the place from another camera's view?

asked 2015-06-02 04:12:03 -0500

erogol2 gravatar image

updated 2015-06-02 15:00:04 -0500

I have 2 cameras. One a simple network camera and a PTZ camera. The simple one is statically located and constantly taking pictures of the same view. I screen the captured view by the simple camera. I try to zoom PTZ to a place I clicked on that screen. There are different challenges for this problem. The most catchy 2 of them are;

  1. PTZ should know, what level of zoom is required for the clicked place. Too much zoom might lose the view and too low be to coarse.
  2. PTZ should know how much and in what direction it should move to take the region of interest in its scope.

For these two challenges what should I do? Do you have any suggestions, references or pointers in mind? Any comment is welcome.

Addition1 : As far as I learned from WEB, this problem is called slew to cue.

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never change the zoom after a calibration, else you invalidate it.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2015-06-02 06:49:34 -0500 )edit

@berak there is no calibration for PTZ but the static camera. I try to click on a place on the view of that static camera and move the PTZ to that place by a correct level of tilt and zoom level.

erogol2 gravatar imageerogol2 ( 2015-06-02 14:53:17 -0500 )edit

apologies, misread it

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2015-06-02 23:25:38 -0500 )edit